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Solution Focused Practice Conference

A packed day applicable to both those new to the approach and those who are experienced SF practitioners - and all for $100 including lunch.

Keynote Speakers

Kirsten Dierolf, M.A., MSFP, MCC, Kirsten has been coaching executives, middle managers and teams for global corporations since 1996. Her Solution Focused expertise comes from training directly with the founders of the approach, Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. She was president of SFCT, the association for the quality development of solution focused consulting and training and member of the editorial team for “InterAction — the journal of solution focus in organisations from 2008-2016. She is a prolific writer with over 30 articles and two books: “The solution tango” and “Solution Focused Team Coaching“.

Dr Frank Thomas, PhD LMFT-S is recognized internationally for his contributions to the fields of couple and family therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and psychotherapy supervision. Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, he also maintains a systems consultation practice. Thomas’s book Solution-Focused Supervision: A Resource-Oriented Approach to Developing Clinical Expertise has been described by Michael Durrant as “THE most significant solution-focused book of the past 10 years.” Thomas has authored or edited five other books and written nearly 100 professional articles and book chapters. His latest book project is “AAMFT at 75 Years.”
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When:  Friday, March 16, 2018
Where:  Hamilton Central Baptist Church
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“…as we grow” or “e tipu ana”

2018 NZ Association of Psychotherapists Annual Conference

Keynote speakers:
Dr Anne Alvarez,
leading UK Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychotherapist, recently retired from the Autism Service at the Tavistock. 
Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell from the University of Auckland will be speaking about her work in the end-of-life phase.
Dr Sandhya Ramrakha, Research Manager for the world-famous Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.

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When:  15-18 March 2018
Where:  Otago Golf Club, Balmacewen Road, Dunedin
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Working with Complexity: clinical psychology in the digital age

2017 NZ College of Clinical Psychologists Annual Conference

Confirmed Speakers

Mathew Berry, Dr Mary Aiken, Terry Huriwai, Associate Professor Simon Adamson, Judge Tim Black, Dr Kirsten Davis, Dr. Steven Leicester, Professor Richie Poulton.
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When:  29 - 30 July 2017
Where:  Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown
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The Science & Art of Psychology in Aotearoa NZ

2017 NZ Psychological Society Annual Conference
The annual conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society aims to bring together psychologists from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to discuss and debate significant issues in their fields, and to network with colleagues nationally and internationally in order to develop research, theory, and applications in psychology. 

Confirmed Speakers

Suzanne Pitama, Associate Dean Māori, Director of Māori/Indigenous Health Institute, University of Otago. Suzanne joined the University of Otago in 2001 from a clinical background in child psychology. She has since developed a keen interest in medical education and completed her PhD (Otago) on examining the place of indigenous health within medical education. 

Michael Corballis, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland. His interests have grown from experimental psychology and psychological statistics to cognitive neuroscience, language, and evolution. He continues to do research and write, with an interest in broad questions, such as the nature and evolution of language, why our brains are lopsided, and what it is to be human.
When:  30 August - 2 September 2017
Where:  Christchurch
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